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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern is at it again with this DIY project explaining how to make a Lenbaby style tilt-shift lens for a mere $30. All you need is a cheap vintage Soviet Helios lens, a rubber tube, and you’re good to go.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

While previously thought of as a niche, boudoir photography is now a thriving way for photographers to make a living. Usually a gift to a loved one or one’s self, boudoir photography consists of an intimate photo of a woman or man suggestively covered or even fully nude. Although the photographers I interviewed all have different businesses, they all have one thing in common: tremendous kindness and compassion. Thanks to the following photographers for sharing how they have made their businesses a success: Mariah Carle, Lynn Clark, Lindsay Rae D’Ottavio, Megan Drane, Kristi Elias, and Mistie Simone.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March throughout most of the US. Despite the nonsensical grumbles about losing an hour of sleep, this annual event is a reason to celebrate. It heralds the first hint of spring—and if that’s not enough—it brings us an extra hour of useable light before dinnertime. It also stands to remind us to clean out the tackle box, as it were, to get things in order for another wonderful summer of photography.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone reading this has likely shot a sunset in their lifetime. And if you don’t mind getting up early, you’ve probably tried to capture a sunrise too. But how many of your images of sunrises and sunsets are truly exceptional?

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Gerrit Vyn is a Portland-based wildlife photographer with a deep commitment to conservation, and he pursues his passion by making intimate photographs of the animals that share our fragile planet. While Vyn has photographed a myriad of species, his images of birds are particularly compelling.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days, and infrared photography is becoming more and more popular too. But when’s the last time you watched a time-lapse created with infrared-converted DSLRs? If your answer is “never,” take a look at the video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a variety of sharpening tools, filters and techniques, and this tutorial explains the best approach for various types of photos.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape photographer who is always on the hunt for novel ways to create images. In the quick video below, he reveals five clever hacks for upping your landscape photography game.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

The landscapes surrounding San Francisco Bay are so beautiful that it’s sometimes difficult to make a really bad photograph there. But the work of local resident Nick Steinberg is truly captivating—especially his images of fog rolling over the region like giant waves.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

Jeff Rojas is a successful New York portrait and fashion photographer with a clear message in all his tutorials: “Keep it simple.” In the quick video below, he shows you three techniques for using a single reflective umbrella that deliver great results.

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